Juice bar

Opened Nov 2017. Licensed vegetarian eatery offering an all vegan menu aside from dairy for drinks and non-vegan alcohol. Dishes include buddha bowls, burgers, pancakes, smoothies, acai bowls, and much more. A range of pantry and refrigerated vegan products is also stocked. Note that dairy is the default option for hot drinks, so be sure to specify. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-3:30pm.

54 Reviews

First Review by LeeZomBee


Points +77

12 Aug 2023


Mainly vegan, fabulous options and really friendly team. Love this place!



Points +26

30 Jun 2023

Lovely little cafe

What a lovely atmosphere this vegan/vegetarian cafe has. Great menu. Can’t wait to come back and try other vegan dishes

Pros: Porridge , Oat wet chai

Cons: Nil


Points +1916

28 Apr 2023


Dropped in for breakfast as I was in the area, ordered the Tandoori tofu scramble, and CFC (crispy fried chikn). The scramble was very good, had lots of pieces of vegetables and corn kernels which brought a freshness and is different to most scrambles out there. The tofu texture was really good, the Tandoori flavour was a little too subtle, but I still enjoyed it.
The CFC. Omg, it was SO GOOD. The breading was that thick knobbly breading that KFC does, and the flavour was very reminiscent of their spices and herbs. I would be ordering this everyday if I lived nearby. Not sure what it was made of, it looked like stringy jackfruit, but did not taste anything like jackfruit.
The service was friendly and prompt. I couldn't fault it, and the area is very light and airy. There is also a big selection of pantry and fridge items. I bought a can of baked beans and sausages, which I have high hopes for, as it's from the UK.

Pros: CFC (crispy fried chikn) is DELICOUS, friendly service, great selection of pantry items


Points +1459

16 Apr 2023

Friendly feed in Frankston

My mother-in-law lives in Frankston so we met here for lunch for her 70th birthday. It was pretty pumping on a Sunday, despite the 10% weekend surcharge. The staff were young, friendly, and efficient.

I didn't have high hopes based on the Happy Cow reviews so I played it safe and decided on a BRAT. My husband suggested we share that and one of the specials so we took a risk and ordered the lamb souva tacos. Both exceeded my expectations! The "lamb" was tender, marinated in tasty spices but it was a little oily. The "bacon" was cooked crispy - some of the best I've ever had! Salad fillings were fresh, sauces creamy and flavourful but a bit messy. The BRAT was served on a nice, soft, bubbly Turkish roll.

Coffee was reasonable as well but I wouldn't go there just for that. We shared a couple of raw slices for dessert but I am not usually much of a fan of those so wouldn't recommend. There's a range of groceries and sweet items and a small gift shop selling chintzy hair clips, earrings, scarves, etc - a bit weird! I did enjoy eating amongst their flourishing indoor plants though.

Updated from previous review on 2023-04-16


Points +49

26 Mar 2023

Really poor experience, not worth the visit

I really hate to publicly share negative experiences about a cafe that says it's vegan (bottle of honey was clearly displayed) and I rarely do but the experience was so poor here, we'd never return. The staff are young but so apathetic, rude and condescending. Every transaction was difficult and the rudeness was unreal. We hear how vegan businesses are struggling but it didn't seem like it here with the attitudes. It was difficult to to order because they were sold out but the staff just said she didn't know. Didn't try to find out and then said it didn't exist when it was clearly written on the specials board behind them but we ordered a few things that were in stock (buns were out so had burger on bread which we understand stock issues) including the onion rings with aioli and when the onion rings were dropped off, we asked about aioli and staff member rolled her eyes and said 'she didn't know'. We asked for it anyway and she just didn't return.😂 Not that they were too busy where she was overwhelmed with others, but actually refused by being passive aggressive because we asked for it despite it being outlined on the receipt. After waiting 5 mins and seeing the original staff member standing behind the counter talking, we asked a second staff member for the aioli who said it cost extra and we said it was on our receipt and showed her but hadn't received it. She said she'd bring it and we waited another 5 mins or so and they were getting cold so ate them. Finally brought it later when we were completely done. Such a bizarre encounter and it's clear customer service just doesn't matter here. We drove an hour to support another vegan business but it wasn't worth it.

Pros: "Vegan" food despite bottles of honey visible, Cute vibes if you exclude staff attitude , Menu looks nice, most things weren't available

Cons: Staff were rude and condescending, Paid for items we never received, Lack of care overall


05 Jun 2023

Nature cafe/bar have always been vegetarian, and judging from their attitude, they always will be.


Points +1141

17 Mar 2023

Good for Frankston

A bit hit-and-miss, depending on staffing. I’ve had a couple of decent meals here, but would avoid the following:

1. pulled shiitake ‘tacos’: two soft shells with a bed of coleslaw and pulled shiitake drowned in so much sriracha mayo that you couldn’t taste anything else. The $10 ‘picnic bar’, which was melted when I arrived home, was essentially a block of sweetened coconut oil coated in some sort of chocolate topping

2. broccoli and corn ‘fritters’ with rocket ‘salad’: burger-style patties with a rocket garnish and half an avo topped with hummus

Coffee is good.

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-15

Pros: Veg in Frankston, Decent hot drinks, Close to the beach

Cons: Dairy milk unnecessarily offered in hot beverages, Service and food a bit hit and miss


22 Feb 2023

Totally agree - very average food. So disappointing when this could be so good. Also turned me off when owner blatantly flouting covid rules during lockdowns


16 Apr 2023

I thought the broccoli fritters sounded good on the menu but luckily I'd seen your review and pic - they look sad and dry! Glad I didn't order them.


Points +111

07 Jan 2023


This is hands down the best vegan place I've ever eating! We ordered the pancakes and avocado toast - both were amazing! The coffee was delicious too! Really cool space with local jewelry and clothing, a mini market, small pastry/bakery section, and outside seating. A "must go-to" when in the area!

Pros: food, coffee, space/venue

Cons: there's not one by my house in FL, USA


Points +140

03 Nov 2022

always good

have been going for years i miss a lot of the things on the menu but love that new stuff comes out. BLAT slays


Points +36

07 Aug 2022

Top Pick

This is my favourite vegan cafe in Melbourne and surrounds. I've been here so many times I can't give a particular review for one occasion; breakfast, lunch or dinner are always amazing here. They have a seasonal menu which changes every few months, keeping up with the weather and providing a good variety. Always a selection of delicious cakes in the fridge and vegan grocery items available from the shelving. Staff are always friendly, decor is bright and engaging, cafe is always clean.

Pros: Best vegan food, Good coffee , Fairly priced

Cons: I miss the charcoal chicken burger


Points +38

09 Jul 2022

Very tasty

Just had the Mediterranean scramble for breakfast. Was absolutely delicious 😋

Pros: Great variety of vegan dishes, Generous portions


Points +152

21 Jun 2022

A complete nurturing experience

Delicious and slightly sinful food, the kind that's halfway between brunch and fast food, with all the faux animal products to make my taste buds sing. The BLAT was epic, that bun, oh my! So fluffy. My hot drinks came served in a repurposed tetra milk carton, oh my heart. So very very impressed. Think my uber eats delivery dude ate my first order coz it smelt so good!

Pros: Care about the environment , Epic TASTY vegan food, Variety of options


Points +427

03 Jun 2022

Not bad

Food is pretty good and the place is quite cute. Worth going every once in a while.

Updated from previous review on 2022-06-03

Pros: lots of options

Cons: expensive


Points +768

18 Apr 2022

So freaking good

On a weekend in Frankston we had lunch here and then breakfast the next day. Would actually go all the way back to Frankston for the incredible Mahalo bowl!! Also had coffee and cake which was also great!

Pros: All vegan, Delicious, Cute


20 Aug 2022

Even after 5 years, nature cafe bar is still vegetarian. not "all vegan".


Points +138

01 Mar 2022

Delicious and great service!

We loved our meal while passing through the area last week. I had the Stayin’ Alive Burger which was delicious, sweet potato chips were great too. My husband enjoyed the falafel wrap and kids liked their Smashed Browns. Great atmosphere too and excellent service. We will definitely be back!


Points +30

25 Dec 2021


Love this place!! The vibe is good and the BLAT is amazing I get it way too often. Haven’t tried too much else of what they have to offer but looks good


Points +7256

24 Oct 2021

Good option and great it is open on a Sunday note review before their stance on COVID vaccination certificates

24/10/21 having seen their ridiculous post about vaccination certificates being discriminatory, I can’t support this business.

I went here with my meat eating family. I had the nachos and vegan iced coffee. It was tasty and the nachos weren’t covered in cheese and guacamole which was good. My brother had the toasted cheese and my mum had the snack plate. Both of them really liked their meals. Service was friendly and the decor was nice. It’s somewhere I’d like to go again. Hope they veganise the pancakes! If I lived near here, ithis would definitely be a regular option.

Updated from previous review on 2018-04-25

Pros: Decor


Points +365

08 Aug 2021

Its Frankston!

A Great stop on the way home from Peninsula. Good Food , OK Service & Outdoor area at rear!

We ate a selection of Entrees, smoothie & Sticky date pudding, fresh cooked.

I will Eat her again.

Updated from previous review on 2021-02-04

Pros: Good Vegetarian food & Atmosphere, Almost Vegan, cows milk for Coffee only!, OK service, Open for Dinner

Cons: Service was ok


Points +126

10 Jul 2021

Awesome food

We come here regularly when in the area and always enjoyable


Points +120

26 Apr 2021

This place never disappoints!

I’ll take any excuse to visit Frankston just so that I can have lunch at the Nature Cafe! The food is delicious and wholesome and I love the friendly atmosphere.


Points +76

10 Apr 2021

new menu all breakfast items we had were delish.

Cute and cozy cafe open for breakfast ,and lunch ,we had breakfast items ,everything was delishous .Presentation and taste was first class .Friendly staff ,great service and vegan grocery products available to buy and take home .
Acai bowl ,big breakfast and pancakes,raison toast were all amazing .

Pros: All vegan menu , Great decor, Friendly staff

Cons: Nil


Points +482

26 Mar 2021

Great vegan cafe

Large menu, delicious food, big servings, friendly staff, food presented beautifully. I went with my non-vegan son and he loved it too! Also has a small selection of vegan pantry/fridge items.


Points +6100

27 Dec 2020

Tasty healthy food

Have to go up to order. Not really clear on service level. Blue colado smoothie and Staying Alive burger were yum. Polenta wedges are good but not like chips. Vietnamese noodle salad would have been better if noodles were warm instead of cold.


Points +327

03 Dec 2020

Great food and fantastic atmosphere

Went for a family lunch and all our food was delicious. Also love the decor and indoor plants make a great atmosphere.

Pros: Reasonable pricing, Great food


Points +635

01 Oct 2020


Great selection of food. The chai was good, the pesto penne very nice and the banana bread was amazing! Good selection of other vegan products too: marshmallows, frozen bacon, quiche mix etc.. Lovely staff


Points +6486

09 Mar 2020

Not just for instagram

Nature Cafe has such beautiful food that you simply can't not take a photo (or is that just me?). A nice range on the menu and in the cabinet. Friendly service and comfortable seating. The food is outstanding for both presentation and flavour.
I had scrambled tofu, which was really one of the best I have ever had - really tasty. Coffee is good too.


Points +253

03 Mar 2020

Everything was Delicious!

In order of yumminess: The blue colada smoothie (with soursop and blue spirulina) was absolutely spectacular 10/10. The lentil burger also amazing, a very close second 9.5/10. Jackfruit nachos not far behind 9/10. Didn't have room left for dessert. Bought a whole heap of vegan groceries too.

Pros: All food and grocery items vegan, Everything really delicious, Soursop available!

Cons: Dairy is an option, Not cheap (or we would've bought even more lol )


Points +60

22 Feb 2020

Yummy Food!

Lots of yummy food! I really love the salad platter, it's never boring salads it is such delicious mix of salads with really tasty dressings !! Their deserts are so yummy too ! I usually get the raw vegan cakes and they are soo good! They have main meals that cost a little bit pricey but the good thing is they also have cheaper options😄!
The only issue I've ever had is that at lunch time they get VERY busy and it can take awhile to get the food but it's worth it, also I wish if they are open for longer hours but that's not much of an issue.

Pros: Great food, Lots to choose from, Mostly healthy

Cons: Some times you need to wait awhile to get the food

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